Newcastle residents looking to compare energy prices could benefit from plans to install efficient heating systems in flats in the city's West End, reports Chronicle Live.
Riverside Dene, previously known as Cruddas Park, is to receive a £1.7 million share of a larger £11.85 million fund to have a biomass wood-burning heating system installed to help residents save money on their energy bills and reduce their carbon emissions.
Local authorities are viewing the development as a way of progressing Newcastle's credentials as an environmentally-conscious and sustainable city, while also reducing fuel poverty in the region.
David Slater, Newcastle city council's executive director for environment and regeneration, told the paper: "In a place like Newcastle, which has a lot of deprivation and is in the north so tends to be colder, we have to show we can keep people warm and comfortable if we are to be successful as a city. This is as much about tackling fuel poverty as about sustainability."
All the UK's major energy companies have reduced their prices in recent months, but these developments have failed to match the scale of last year's increases.
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